June 17 – Looking forward to First Summer League Game on June 27

June 17, 2018

Coach is leaving on his first enforced vacation tomorrow and will not be available for the first Summer League game on Wed. June 27. In his stead, the three highly capable captains from the 2017 season will be coaching – Sophie Miles, Carly Craft, Cate Wagner (see below).

Notes for the game:

  • The game will be played at the Dothan Brook School off Route 5 in Wilder. Plan to arrive by 6:00pm. There will be a warmup – late arriving players will need to warmup on their own before getting into the game.
  • Uniform t-shirts will not be available for this first game. The game kit  will be: white t-shirt; black soccer shorts and white/light colored socks.
  • Equipment – please come equipped with everything you need to play soccer – boots, shin-guards, warm-ups, etc. Mouthguards are suggested, but not required.
  • Drinks – it could be hot – bring at least two water bottles. We do not supply water.
  • As usual with the first game of the summer – we have plenty of players – there will be ample socialization time on the bench.

Questions? – Coach will have occasional internet access  while away.




June 14 – Fitness/Skills Sessions Schedule Announced

June 14, 2018

The following is a schedule of informal fitness/skills sessions to be held throughout the summer. The sessions are available to all planning to play HHS soccer this fall (along with a few guests) and will focus on both fitness and skills drills. The sessions are informal – and attendance is not mandatory; just come if you’re available and want some soccer work. You’ll need: Cleats, Shin-guards, Soccer-wear, Water and a (inflated) Ball.

I wish there were more, but a close advisor made it clear that I must take some vacation  this summer. The dates are as follows

  • Tuesday July 3  – 6:00 to 7:00pm – Huntley Meadow, Norwich
  • Thursday July 5 – 6:00 to 7:00pm – Huntley Meadow, Norwich
  • Thursday July 12 – 6:00 to 7:00pm – Huntley Meadow, Norwich
  • Wednesday July 25 – 6:00 to 7:00pm – Huntley Meadow, Norwich
  • Tuesday July 31 – 6:00 to 7:00pm – Huntley Meadow, Norwich
  • Thursday August 2 – 6:00 to 7:00pm – Huntley Meadow, Norwich
  • Monday August 6 – 6:00 to 7:00pm – Huntley Meadow, Norwich

Cancellations in the event of adverse weather will be posted on the website – by 4:30pm on the day of the event. Change is possible.

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July 12 – We’re on for Tomorrow

June 12, 2018

The field session for incoming 9th graders is on for tomorrow (Wed June 13) – 4:00 to 5:30pm at the HHS Turf field. I know many of you have conflicts, but come if you can. Yes, I know rain is predicted – we’ll go if there’s just a bit. In the event of change – the announcement will be on this site.

June 11 – Summer League Game Assignments

June 11, 2018

Summer League rosters and Game Assignments have been completed  – the rosters are listed on the game assignment sheet that can be downloaded below. The player fee will be $46. All  games start at 6:30pm.

If you’ve signed up, please do the following:

  • Send coach the $46 fee (Check made out to Doug Kennedy) – you can mail to – Doug Kennedy, PO Box 858, Norwich, VT 05055 – or bring a check to your first game. Please take care of this as soon as possible – I’d prefer not to spend my time as a collection agent. (In the event that the fee poses a problem, scholarships are available – email coach to request.)
  • Download the game assignment schedule below. The schedule is in matrix format, showing players, teams and games assignments. Look across the matrix adjacent to your name to see game assignments . . . if you have been assigned to a game, the cell under the game date has been filled in.

Please note:

  • I have worked with the schedules you forwarded as best as possible. All players were assigned at least five games (unless their personal schedule allowed them fewer games).
  • The assignments result in a number of instances where Dan & Whit’s Deuce players have been assigned to Dan & Whit’s Quattro games, and where D&W’s Quattro players have been assigned to D&W’s Deuce games. I look forward to this, as it will give all an opportunity to play at varying levels and to meet new and experienced players.

If your plans change and you cannot make it to an assigned game – please inform me via email as early as possible. If your name is listed, I expect you to be there. While it would appear that we have plenty of players for every game, past experience tells me that people have a tendency to disappear during the summer. Again, let me know if you are going to miss one of your game assignments.

That’s it for now – Coach

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June 10 – Postponed Session Scheduled for Wednesday June 13

June 10, 2018

It appears to be a tough week for scheduling, but based on the poll results we’ll plan on doing the field session for incoming 9th graders on Wednesday June 13 – 4:00 to 5:30pm at the HHS Turf Field. Please come if you can!

June 9 – Let Your Voice be Heard

June 9, 2018

Incoming 9th graders, please ‘vote’ in the poll below (I’ve only heard from a few of you) – I’ll make a go/no go decision regarding the field session tomorrow.

June 6 – Alternate Dates for Field Session

June 6, 2018

It seems that this year’s incoming 9th graders have many conflicts . . . given the number of activities going on, I’ve included a poll to see if we can find the date when the most can attend. Simply check the dates  you could attend a session below – please, incoming 9th graders only.


June 5 – Wednesday Session Postponed

June 5, 2018

My apologies for this last second notice – but I’ve recently discovered that many have conflicts (or injuries) for the previously planned soccer field session on June 6. As such, I am going to postpone the session and find a new date when more can attend – almost certainly next week. I will appreciate any advice regarding what days next week will or will not work for incoming soccer players – dkennedy@dougkennedyadvisors.com


June 4 – Reminder – June 6 Field Session

June 4, 2018

A quick reminder that there will be an introductory field session oriented toward those who will be first year HHS soccer players in the fall of ’18. The session will take place at the HHS Turf Field from 4:00 to 5:30pm on Wednesday June 6. We’ll have some time for Q&A about getting ready for soccer toward the end of the session. To be clear – this is not a tryout nor will we be playing active games – this is an introduction to the kinds of skills and fitness exercises we use in the fall.

RSVP not required, but it will be helpful to know how many to expect – a quick email to dkennedy@dougkennedyadvisors.com will be appreciated.

We really encourage you to come!


May 30 – Incoming Player Session Scheduled & Last Call for Summer League

May 30, 2018

Incoming Player Session

A field session for incoming players has been scheduled for Wednesday June 6 – from 4:00 to 5:30pm on the Turf Field at Hanover High School. We have tried our best to find a date/time that avoids conflicts – and hope that we’ll have good attendance. The session is intended for players who will be first year students at HHS in the fall. Anyone thinking about playing soccer in the fall is welcome to come.

The session is intended as an introduction to some of the skills and conditioning drills we use for training. In addition, the session should give the players some ideas regarding developing soccer fitness over the summer. We will not be playing competitive soccer games. In the event of adverse weather – changes will be posted here.


  • Soccer Wear – Shorts/T-Shirt
  • Cleats
  • Shin Guards NOT Necessary
  • Soccer Ball – Fully Inflated.

Summer League Last Chance

A number of you have yet to sign-up for Summer League. Don’t be sorry you missed the opportunity. I will be closing out sign-up at the end of this week. See posts below for details.